ADMISSIONS HANDBOOK 2021/2022
St. Andrews International School, 9 Sathorn Soi 4, North Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10500 T. +66 (0) 2632 1995 F: +66 (0) 2632 1996 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.standrews-schools.com
How to Apply for Admission
Prospective students who wish to apply to St. Andrews International School will need to complete an application form and pay an Application Fee in order to be considered against the admissions criteria and be offered a place. Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. We welcome new applications throughout the academic year. The First Step To apply, please submit the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Completed and signed Application for Admission An Application Fee of 3,500 Baht Photocopy of Parents and Child’s Passports and Visas Photocopies of Child’s Birth Certificate 2 passport size photographs (not older than 6 months) Official transcript or report cards for two years prior to current grade level (translated into English) 7. Educational assessment or specialist reports (where applicable) Please note: •
Applications will be accepted by email and fax, provided that the necessary hard copy documents are followed up by mail.
The Second Step Once these documents have been submitted and the Application Fee has been received, the Admissions Office will review the application file. More information may be requested from you or the previous school. St. Andrews will then contact your family to schedule age specific assessments – which may take the form of written tests in English and Maths, a meeting with the Head of School and a half or full day in class. You will then be notified at the end of the day whether your child has met the criteria for admission.
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Early Years students are assessed by completing informal and practical activities in the classroom. Primary and Secondary School students at Sukhumvit 107 & Green Valley undertake an English assessment in each of the 4 main areas of the English Language (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and in a non-language based mathematics assessment. Although admission to our school is open to students of all nationalities, as the main language of instruction is English, full participation in our curriculum requires proficiency in the English Language. For students from Year 1 to Year 6 we offer a limited number of places on our of EAL programme.
The Third Step When a place is offered, the Entrance Fee must be paid within seven (7) days. If the Entrance Fee is not received within 7 days, priority will be given to other applicants. The first instalment of Tuition Fees is due on June 1st for August entry. For students commencing during the academic year, the tuition fee is due within 7 days after the invoice date. The Medical Examination Form and the Parents Agreement will need to be completed and returned prior to the student’s start date. Waiting List If a place is not available at the time you wish to join, your child’s name will be placed on the waiting list and you will be notified as soon as a vacancy is anticipated. Please notify the Admissions Office of any changes of address or other contact details, or if your circumstances change. School Changes This school, as any other, is likely to undergo a number of changes during the time your child is here. For example, there may be changes in staff, in the premises, facilities and their use, in the curriculum, the size and composition of classes, the Handbook, the Terms and Conditions, the disciplinary framework and the length of the school year. Tuition and school fees will be regularly reviewed and adjusted annually.
School Calendar – Key Dates 2021/2022
18th August 2021
First Day of School
18th – 22nd October 2021
20th December 2021 – 7th January 2022
14th – 18th February 2022
4th – 15th April 2022
24th June 2022
Last Day of School
Note: Please see the school’s website for additional information on calendar events. Dates may be changed from time to time as determined in the students’ interests. Additional days may be added in the event that school days are lost due to emergencies or inclement weather; this is solely at the school’s discretion. Public holidays are advised by the Thai Government and are sometimes varied or determined throughout the year.
School Hours Nursery (Half Day)
8:15 am to 12:00 Noon
Nursery (Full Day) to Year 3
8:15 am to 2:35 pm
Year 4 to Year 6
8:00 am to 2:35 pm
Age Guidelines 2021/2022 St. Andrews, Sathorn offers the following programmes: Birth Range
St. Andrews Thai System Placement
1st Sep 2018 – 31st Aug 2019
1st Sep 2017 – 31st Aug 2018
1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2017
1st Sep 2015 – 31st Aug 2016
1st Sep 2014 – 31st Aug 2015
1st Sep 2013 – 31st Aug 2014
1st Sep 2012 – 31st Aug 2013
1st Sep 2011 – 31st Aug 2012
1st Sep 2010 – 31st Aug 2011